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Chapter 3. Using iDisk > Connecting to Your iDisk

Connecting to Your iDisk

If you're using Mac OS X, there are a few different ways of connecting to your iDisk, depending on what version of Mac OS X you're running. If you're using Mac OS 9, you'll need additional software to connect to your iDisk (see the sidebar “When David Met Goliath,” later in this chapter). Your iDisk uses a network protocol called WebDAV, which simply means that it uses some of the same kinds of connections you'd use to load a Web page in a browser. Since WebDAV is a cross-platform protocol, you can connect to your iDisk using a Mac running Mac OS X and Mac OS 9, as well as a Windows machine running Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows 98.

Mac OS 9 doesn't have WebDAV built in, so it can't by itself connect to an iDisk. Fortunately, there's a handy bit of Mac OS 9 software, called Goliath, that does the trick. Found at DAV & Goliath (www.webdav.org/goliath), this utility makes connecting to your iDisk a breeze.


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